Employment Opportunity

Forensic Chemist

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Salary: $42,000 - $64,000 per year

Final Filing Date: Continuous

A chemist position under immediate supervision, performs analytical toxicological analyses of human tissues and fluids related to death investigations conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Position may be filled at a more advanced level for an experienced candidate.

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Examples of Work Performed
  • Assists in conducting laboratory analysis, qualitative and quantitative, on human biological tissues/fluids and physical evidence as required for the laboratory investigations of death at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
  • Utilizes both wet chemical and instrumental methods of analysis including, but not limited to: ultraviolet and visible spectrophotometry; gas and liquid chromatography with various detectors; and immunoassays.
  • Aids in preparation of reports and maintains accurate and precise records of all analytical results. Must be capable of verbally reporting these findings through court testimony if required.
  • Assists with all laboratory support and maintenance functions as needed or assigned.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Chief or Deputy Chief Forensic Toxicologist.


Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry, instrumental and quantitative analysis, and general quality assurance practices. General skills include: Communicating clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others; attention to detail; and the ability to perform repetitive and non repetitive tasks while reliably maintaining a safe working environment for all personnel. Additionally, the ability to read and follow written procedures precisely is required.
Education and Experience
  • Completion of the curriculum requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field, including the successful completion of thirty semester hours in chemistry.
  • Continuing education will be encouraged and facilitated as determined by the Chief Forensic Toxicologist and/or Chief Medical Examiner, or his/her designee.
  • Experience within a forensic toxicology laboratory, method validation, and/or analytical instrumentation (GC-MS, LC-MS/MS) is preferred.
Special Requirements
  • Must be able to pass a rigid character and background investigation. Must be able to accept the physical and emotional challenges inherent in the work.

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Posted: August 24, 2021

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